July 2014 Disney World Operating Schedule Changes

by josh on March 17, 2014

Disney updated the July 2014 operating schedule today. The full schedule is available here: http://media.disneywebcontent.com/StaticFiles/ParkHours/WDWTravelAgent_july.pdf. Click refresh on your browser to load the newest version. The changes are what we would expect from Disney and include later closes at Magic Kingdom in addition to a second Electrical Parade scheduled every night, and a second Fantasmic scheduled every night along with a 10pm close at Hollywood Studios. We also have a spattering of 8pm closes at Animal Kingdom. As always, an FAQ follows the dates below.

Tuesday July 1:

  • Hollywood Studios hours extended to 9am – 10pm from 9am – 8:30pm. Second Fantasmic added at 10:30pm, in addition to 9pm show.
  • Magic Kingdom hours extended to 9am – 11pm from 9am – 10pm. Second Main Street Electrical Parade added at 11pm, in addition to 9pm Parade.

Wednesday July 2:

  • Animal Kingdom hours extended to 9am – 8pm from 9am – 7pm.
  • Hollywood Studios hours extended to 9am – 10pm from 9am – 8:30pm. Second Fantasmic added at 10:30pm, in addition to 9pm show.
  • Magic Kingdom hours extended to 9am – 11pm from 9am – 10pm. Second Main Street Electrical Parade added at 11pm, in addition to 9pm Parade.

Thursday July 3:

  • Animal Kingdom hours extended to 9am – 8pm from 9am – 7pm.
  • Hollywood Studios hours extended to 9am – 10pm from 9am – 8:30pm. Second Fantasmic added at 10:30pm, in addition to 9pm show.
  • Magic Kingdom hours extended to 8am – 1am from 9am – 12am. Second Main Street Electrical Parade added at 12am, in addition to 10pm Parade.

Friday July 4:

  • Animal Kingdom hours extended to 9am – 8pm from 9am – 7pm.
  • Magic Kingdom hours extended to 8am – 1am from 9am – 12am. Second Main Street Electrical Parade added at 12am, in addition to 10pm Parade.

Saturday July 5:

  • Hollywood Studios hours extended to 9am – 10pm from 9am – 8:30pm. Second Fantasmic added at 10:30pm, in addition to 9pm show.
  • Magic Kingdom hours extended to 9am – 12am from 9am – 10pm. Second Main Street Electrical Parade added at 11pm, in addition to 9pm Parade.

Sunday July 6:

  • Hollywood Studios hours extended to 9am – 10pm from 9am – 8:30pm. Second Fantasmic added at 10:30pm, in addition to 9pm show.
  • Magic Kingdom hours extended to 9am – 12am from 9am – 10pm. Second Main Street Electrical Parade added at 11pm, in addition to 9pm Parade.

Monday July 7:

  • Hollywood Studios hours extended to 9am – 10pm from 9am – 8:30pm. Second Fantasmic added at 10:30pm, in addition to 9pm show.
  • Magic Kingdom hours extended to 9am – 12am from 9am – 10pm. Second Main Street Electrical Parade added at 11pm, in addition to 9pm Parade.

Tuesday July 8:

  • Hollywood Studios hours extended to 9am – 10pm from 9am – 8:30pm. Second Fantasmic added at 10:30pm, in addition to 9pm show.
  • Magic Kingdom hours extended to 9am – 12am from 9am – 10pm. Second Main Street Electrical Parade added at 11pm, in addition to 9pm Parade.

Wednesday July 9:

  • Animal Kingdom hours extended to 9am – 8pm from 9am – 7pm.
  • Hollywood Studios hours extended to 9am – 10pm from 9am – 8:30pm. Second Fantasmic added at 10:30pm, in addition to 9pm show.
  • Magic Kingdom hours extended to 9am – 12am from 9am – 10pm. Second Main Street Electrical Parade added at 11pm, in addition to 9pm Parade.

Thursday July 10:

  • Animal Kingdom hours extended to 9am – 8pm from 9am – 7pm.
  • Hollywood Studios hours extended to 9am – 10pm from 9am – 8:30pm. Second Fantasmic added at 10:30pm, in addition to 9pm show.
  • Magic Kingdom hours extended to 9am – 11pm from 9am – 10pm. Second Main Street Electrical Parade added at 11pm, in addition to 9pm Parade.

Friday July 11:

  • Hollywood Studios hours extended to 9am – 10pm from 9am – 8:30pm. Second Fantasmic added at 10:30pm, in addition to 9pm show.
  • Magic Kingdom hours extended to 9am – 11pm from 9am – 10pm. Second Main Street Electrical Parade added at 11pm, in addition to 9pm Parade.

Saturday July 12:

  • Hollywood Studios hours extended to 9am – 10pm from 9am – 8:30pm. Second Fantasmic added at 10:30pm, in addition to 9pm show.
  • Magic Kingdom hours extended to 9am – 11pm from 9am – 10pm. Second Main Street Electrical Parade added at 11pm, in addition to 9pm Parade.

Sunday July 13:

  • Hollywood Studios hours extended to 9am – 10pm from 9am – 8:30pm. Second Fantasmic added at 10:30pm, in addition to 9pm show.
  • Magic Kingdom hours extended to 9am – 11pm from 9am – 10pm. Second Main Street Electrical Parade added at 11pm, in addition to 9pm Parade.

Monday July 14:

  • Hollywood Studios hours extended to 9am – 10pm from 9am – 8:30pm. Second Fantasmic added at 10:30pm, in addition to 9pm show.
  • Magic Kingdom hours extended to 9am – 12am from 9am – 10pm. Second Main Street Electrical Parade added at 11pm, in addition to 9pm Parade.

Tuesday July 15:

  • Hollywood Studios hours extended to 9am – 10pm from 9am – 8:30pm. Second Fantasmic added at 10:30pm, in addition to 9pm show.
  • Magic Kingdom hours extended to 9am – 12am from 9am – 10pm. Second Main Street Electrical Parade added at 11pm, in addition to 9pm Parade.

Wednesday July 16:

  • Animal Kingdom hours extended to 9am – 8pm from 9am – 7pm.
  • Hollywood Studios hours extended to 9am – 10pm from 9am – 8:30pm. Second Fantasmic added at 10:30pm, in addition to 9pm show.
  • Magic Kingdom hours extended to 9am – 12am from 9am – 10pm. Second Main Street Electrical Parade added at 11pm, in addition to 9pm Parade.

Thursday July 17:

  • Animal Kingdom hours extended to 9am – 8pm from 9am – 7pm.
  • Hollywood Studios hours extended to 9am – 10pm from 9am – 8:30pm. Second Fantasmic added at 10:30pm, in addition to 9pm show.
  • Magic Kingdom hours extended to 9am – 12am from 9am – 10pm. Second Main Street Electrical Parade added at 11pm, in addition to 9pm Parade.

Friday July 18:

  • Hollywood Studios hours extended to 9am – 10pm from 9am – 8:30pm. Second Fantasmic added at 10:30pm, in addition to 9pm show.
  • Magic Kingdom hours extended to 9am – 12am from 9am – 10pm. Second Main Street Electrical Parade added at 11pm, in addition to 9pm Parade.

Saturday July 19:

  • Hollywood Studios hours extended to 9am – 10pm from 9am – 8:30pm. Second Fantasmic added at 10:30pm, in addition to 9pm show.
  • Magic Kingdom hours extended to 9am – 11pm from 9am – 10pm. Second Main Street Electrical Parade added at 11pm, in addition to 9pm Parade.

Sunday July 20:

  • Hollywood Studios hours extended to 9am – 10pm from 9am – 8:30pm. Second Fantasmic added at 10:30pm, in addition to 9pm show.
  • Magic Kingdom hours extended to 9am – 11pm from 9am – 10pm. Second Main Street Electrical Parade added at 11pm, in addition to 9pm Parade.

Monday July 21:

  • Hollywood Studios hours extended to 9am – 10pm from 9am – 8:30pm. Second Fantasmic added at 10:30pm, in addition to 9pm show.
  • Magic Kingdom hours extended to 9am – 12am from 9am – 10pm. Second Main Street Electrical Parade added at 11pm, in addition to 9pm Parade.

Tuesday July 22:

  • Hollywood Studios hours extended to 9am – 10pm from 9am – 8:30pm. Second Fantasmic added at 10:30pm, in addition to 9pm show.
  • Magic Kingdom hours extended to 9am – 12am from 9am – 10pm. Second Main Street Electrical Parade added at 11pm, in addition to 9pm Parade.

Wednesday July 23:

  • Animal Kingdom hours extended to 9am – 8pm from 9am – 7pm.
  • Hollywood Studios hours extended to 9am – 10pm from 9am – 8:30pm. Second Fantasmic added at 10:30pm, in addition to 9pm show.
  • Magic Kingdom hours extended to 9am – 12am from 9am – 10pm. Second Main Street Electrical Parade added at 11pm, in addition to 9pm Parade.

Thursday July 24:

  • Animal Kingdom hours extended to 9am – 8pm from 9am – 7pm.
  • Hollywood Studios hours extended to 9am – 10pm from 9am – 8:30pm. Second Fantasmic added at 10:30pm, in addition to 9pm show.
  • Magic Kingdom hours extended to 9am – 12am from 9am – 10pm. Second Main Street Electrical Parade added at 11pm, in addition to 9pm Parade.

Friday July 25:

  • Hollywood Studios hours extended to 9am – 10pm from 9am – 8:30pm. Second Fantasmic added at 10:30pm, in addition to 9pm show.
  • Magic Kingdom hours extended to 9am – 12am from 9am – 10pm. Second Main Street Electrical Parade added at 11pm, in addition to 9pm Parade.

Saturday July 26:

  • Hollywood Studios hours extended to 9am – 10pm from 9am – 8:30pm. Second Fantasmic added at 10:30pm, in addition to 9pm show.
  • Magic Kingdom hours extended to 9am – 11pm from 9am – 10pm. Second Main Street Electrical Parade added at 11pm, in addition to 9pm Parade.

Sunday July 27:

  • Hollywood Studios hours extended to 9am – 10pm from 9am – 8:30pm. Second Fantasmic added at 10:30pm, in addition to 9pm show.
  • Magic Kingdom hours extended to 9am – 11pm from 9am – 10pm. Second Main Street Electrical Parade added at 11pm, in addition to 9pm Parade.

Monday July 28:

  • Hollywood Studios hours extended to 9am – 10pm from 9am – 8:30pm. Second Fantasmic added at 10:30pm, in addition to 9pm show.
  • Magic Kingdom hours extended to 9am – 11pm from 9am – 10pm. Second Main Street Electrical Parade added at 11pm, in addition to 9pm Parade.

Tuesday July 29:

  • Hollywood Studios hours extended to 9am – 10pm from 9am – 8:30pm. Second Fantasmic added at 10:30pm, in addition to 9pm show.
  • Magic Kingdom hours extended to 9am – 11pm from 9am – 10pm. Second Main Street Electrical Parade added at 11pm, in addition to 9pm Parade.

Wednesday July 30:

  • Animal Kingdom hours extended to 9am – 8pm from 9am – 7pm.
  • Hollywood Studios hours extended to 9am – 10pm from 9am – 8:30pm. Second Fantasmic added at 10:30pm, in addition to 9pm show.
  • Magic Kingdom hours extended to 9am – 11pm from 9am – 10pm. Second Main Street Electrical Parade added at 11pm, in addition to 9pm Parade.

Thursday July 31:

  • Hollywood Studios hours extended to 9am – 10pm from 9am – 8:30pm. Second Fantasmic added at 10:30pm, in addition to 9pm show.
  • Magic Kingdom hours extended to 9am – 11pm from 9am – 10pm. Second Main Street Electrical Parade added at 11pm, in addition to 9pm Parade.

Is this real?  It doesn’t match DisneyWorld.com!

Yes and it will.  Disney updates the PDF files at their media.disneywebcontent.com web address before the same update goes live at DisneyWorld.com.  It is much easier to update a text file than it is to program the update into the jumbled mess that is DisneyWorld.com.  The changes will hit DisneyWorld.com at some point, but you can rest assured these are just as “official.”

What does this do to the Extra Magic Hours schedule?

If the close is pushed back, Extra Magic Hours will also be pushed back.  For example, if Magic Kingdom was previously closing at 10pm with Extra Magic Hours from 10pm to 12am and now closes at 11pm, Extra Magic Hours would run from 11pm to 1am.  Same with morning Extra Magic Hour.  If the open is 8am instead of 9am, the morning Extra Magic Hour would instead run from 7am – 8am.

What about these 10:30pm Fantasmic shows that are scheduled after Hollywood Studios officially closes?

Anyone is welcome to stay for the 10:30pm Fantasmic.  While the Studios “closes” at 10pm, operating attractions will allow guests to enter the queue right up until 10pm regardless of wait time and when they’ll disembark.  That means you could get in line for Toy Story Mania at 9:59pm, even if the wait is 30 minutes.  Disney will often post longer-than-actual wait times at the end of the night to dissuade guests from entering the queue.  Waits are often shorter than posted and the time immediately before official close is the second best time to ride the major attractions with minimal waits (immediately after Park open being the best).  Disney will have plenty of buses to transport any guests remaining at the Studios.  In the case of a Fantasmic scheduled during evening Extra Magic Hours, anyone is also welcome to see that show.  Disney won’t be checking for resort IDs or MagicBands at Fantasmic.  A show during evening Extra Magic Hours is actually one of the least crowded shows to see because so many non-resort guests assume they aren’t eligible.  Here is an example of what crowds can look like.

Will this affect the recommendations?

There should not be significant changes, if any are necessary at all.

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Mike March 17, 2014 at 1:16 pm

The July calendar shows the Jammin’ Jungle parade everyday at AK. I thought it was going to end before July. Anyone know when the last day is?

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